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The Center for Talented Youth Opens a New Research Lab

A prominent spokesman for international business, Harvey Goldstein is the managing director of Business-Link Consultancy and has been a board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization of Indonesia. Dedicated to enriching the lives of young students and business leaders, Harvey Goldstein is also the Chairman of Southeast Asia’s Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Recently, the Center for Talented Youth opened a new research lab on its main Baltimore campus. The lab offers young students a variety of recreational options, including everything from Lego and tangram puzzles to video games with 3D headsets. In addition to offering students plenty of play opportunities, the 1,350-square-foot lab also gives cognitive scientists the ability to study how gifted children learn.

According to Amy Shelton, the director of research and a professor at Johns Hopkins, the lab is designed to help share information regarding the behavior of advanced students. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Center for Talented Youth, also believes that the lab will play a crucial role in giving scientists insights on which strategies help students, both gifted and not, reach their full academic potential.

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Center for Talented Youth Preps Youth for Academic Success

Harvey Goldstein founded Harvest International, Inc., in Indonesia, in 1987. Since that time, he has served as the managing director and chairman of the consulting firm and expanded its efforts to assist businesses in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Harvey Goldstein contributes to a number of groups and organizations. He and his wife, Rosita, recently established the Goldstein Scholarship to financially assist students to enroll in programs at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

A former participant of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer program recently earned recognition as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. The renowned national competition considers the talents of the nation’s brightest young minds. The Johns Hopkins program first introduced Nikila Vasudevan of Billerica, Massachusetts, to SAT and SCAT testing and to academic competition. She continued her collegiate preparations at Locke Middle School before scoring a near perfect 2340 on the SAT exam.

The first 2014 summer session for the Center for Talented Youth begins on the Johns Hopkins campus in Maryland on June 22. The second session begins on July 20. Gifted students can find information about the program on the Center’s website at http://cty.jhu.edu/summer.